Containers for the Common Good partners with community leaders where our spaces and approach to content can catalyze the impact of their work. We are particularly drawn to people and projects that meet the following criteria:
ADVANCE THE COMMON GOOD - The common good is always our north star. We work with partners with a highly defined sense of the good they deliver and build community around.
BLEND CULTURE AND CHANGE - We believe culture is one of the most profound expressions of the common good. Our projects always blend culture with community change
UNIFY DIVERSE STAKEHOLDERS - No one person can embody the fullness of a community and we seek out projects that bring together seemingly tangential partners in common cause.
Where can we engage in dialogue about our shared purpose and meaning? How can we come to understand the immutable truth that our well-being is interdependent and interconnected with the rest of humanity? Containers for the Common Good create space for people to engage in conversations of meaning and to celebrate the joy of culture. To thrive, every community must ask the questions and address the issues that are fundamental to our collective health.
We hold space for communal curiosity and collaborative problem-solving, a context designed for discovery in a world too often stunted by hyper-criticality. In this manner, we can re-build and expand the cultural and political foundation necessary to create a more inclusive and equitable society.
Our converted shipping containers are of, by, and for the local community. Our guiding creative principle is to localize every element of our containers from local artists painting the container’s exteriors to local cultural and political leaders curating the programming.
We believe that people engage and encounter the common good differently from city to city and even neighborhood to neighborhood. As such, we provide a medium where local visionaries can shape culture, craft experiences of shared purpose, and empower their people to explore the common good and how to collectively pursue it. Our process strikes a balance between offering enough structure to generate creative friction and enough fluidity to develop the sense of place that people identify with and cherish as their own.